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  • We offer some of the most breathtaking
    escape room adventures in Amsterdam


  • “Extremely cool, you háve to experience it”

    Alexander Klöpping on Dutch television

  • “If you love escape rooms Sherlocked is the one to visit.”

    Alicja on Tripadvisor

  • “After the Covid-19 lockdown,
    we were very excited to play an escape room where they require all the safety measures
    and social distancing while playing.”

    Nick on Tripadvisor

  • “By far the most exciting and challenging experience
    you can have with your friends right now. ”

    Charles Dheere on Tripadvisor

  • “The hosts of Sherlocked did everything to make this a very safe experience in times of Covid-19,
    and these safety measures did not take away from the thrilling experience at all.”

    TJ on Tripadvisor

  • “The best group activity I have done in years!”

    Sven on Tripadvisor

  • “Absolute highlight of a brilliant weekend!”

    Kasi on Tripadvisor

  • “Great opportunity to challenge a team
    to work together towards one common goal.”

    Marc Jansen Global Manager Learning and Talent

  • “I had the highest expectations
    and it turned out even better!”

    Mancini on Tripadvisor

  • “Not just highly recommended,
    but something you really múst do.”

    Michel on Tripadvisor

  • “A marvelous display of storytelling and suspense

    and a must-do for anyone in Amsterdam.”

    Andrew on Tripadvisor

  • “Designed with love, care and dedication.”

    Funtli on Tripadvisor

  • “The best aspect about Sherlocked is how
    all the little parts and puzzles
    build a great story together.”

    Philo on Tripadvisor

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The #1 Escape Room
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The Vault

• Winner of The Golden Lock-in Award
• Ranked #7 of Best Escape Rooms in the World
• Nominated Best Special GameDutch Game Awards

The Mission
Form a team of highly skilled thieves to steal a mysterious object from a heavily protected safe.

Don’t be fooled: while it’s a century old safe-complex: its security system is state of the art.

Should you get caught, we will deny any knowledge of this operation.

• Strict minimum team size of 4 players
• Requires fluency in English

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You can now play our immersive heist adventure from home, from anywhere in the world!

We’ve converted the award-winning escape room experience The Vault into a riveting online adventure and the reactions of the first players were amazing:

“This felt so real, at some point I didn’t know if I should continue”

“It’s been a long time since I had this much fun with my friends abroad!”

“Wow! I still feel the adrenaline pumping through me.”

This is a limited engagement with just 45 slots in the coming 6 weeks.

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The Architect
We’ve recently discovered a room that has not been used or altered since 1934. It appears to have been the old office of the building’s architect, HP. Berlage.

Long has it been rumoured that Mr. Berlage was a member of the most secretive Society of the Crossed Keys, a group of luminaries that guarded the world’s most powerful secrets, until the year Berlage died in 1934.

No one has seen or heard of the Society or their secrets ever since. We now suspect that the last remaining trace of the Society may be hidden inside this newly discovered room, and this is where we call upon your most immediate help.


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  • Can we still come play the rooms now the COVID-19 virus is spreading?


    While playing at Sherlocked, we want you to be able to safely dive into our world of mystery. Therefore we have taken measures to protect you and our team of hosts.

    Before arrival
    Feeling under the weather? Do you have a sniffle? A cold? We know it’s probably nothing, but we still ask you to stay home. Before your booking, a survey will be sent to you to check for any symptoms within your team. In addition, our host is obligated to check this again at the door, and can refuse entry if there are any signs of symptoms. If you can’t come because of any symptoms related to Covid19 and call in advance, we’re happy to reschedule your booking without any cost. If we have to deny entry at the door it’s too late to reschedule our host, which means we will not be able to reimburse your booking.

    Group size
    There are some differences between our rooms when it comes to group size:

    The Vault is suitable for teams that do not belong to the same household, but with a maximum of 4 players. If you don’t belong to the same household we ask you keep the required 1,5 metres distance.

    Groups of 5 and 6 people can play The Vault if they do belong to the same household.

    Teams of 2 or groups up to 6 that do belong to the same household, are welcome to play The Architect.

    Concerning the wearing of masks, we fully support the policy of the city of Amsterdam and ask you to wear a mask during your visit, for your own safety as well as our host’s. If you do not have a face mask, we can provide them at the door. Your host will also be wearing a mask. We will also ask you to thoroughly wash your hands before entering the room and after finishing the game. After that, you’re good to go!

    During the game 
    You can experience our game much in the same way as before. As long as you keep your distance from team members who are not from the same household, feel free to touch, examine, pull, push, turn or investigate everything in the room (we kindly ask that you do not lick anything, we assure you it is not necessary). Disinfectant will be provided should you want to clean your hands during the game. We clean the room thoroughly after every group to ensure your safety. Would you prefer to wear gloves? Feel free to bring a pair. Everything should work when touched with a gloved hand.

    After the game
    Once you have finished your game, you can wash your hands once again and if needed, use our bathroom. After that the room will be ventilated and cleaned for the next group. Did you enjoy your experience with us? Wonderful! We will have other safe activities available soon, so keep an eye on our newsletter and social media.

  • What’s the difference between the experiences?

    The Architect is an escape room based experience with a playing time of 60 minutes. The Vault is a ‘break-in’ experience with a playing time of 80 minutes. Due to its unique concept, The Vault is experienced to be slightly more challenging than The Architect. Both experiences are unique and lots of fun.

  • How much do the experiences cost?

    The prices for The Architect vary from €75 to €109 per game and the prices for The Vault vary from €129 to €149 (depending on what date and time you choose, and how many people are in your team – though the latter only applies to The Architect).

  • Can we play both experiences at the same time?

    Yes! Both experiences run on the same time schedule (every two hours). Please note that they have different time limits (The Architect 60 min., The Vault 90 min.) so chances are the two groups won’t end at the same time. The Architect is for now only available for teams belonging to the same household, so keep that in mind.

  • Can we do the experience with more than 6 at the same time?

    6 players is our maximum. With more players, the group dynamic changes and the experience isn’t as much fun. Due to strict regulations regarding COVID-19, we don’t make exceptions.

  • Is the location wheelchair accessible?

    Unfortunately our location is not wheelchair accessible. Both experiences are located in the catacombs of the Beurs van Berlage, only to be entered by stairs.

  • Do you take unpaid reservations?

    No, we only take paid bookings. This makes our system faster and more transparent!

  • Cancellation policy - 72 hours

    All purchases are final. If you can’t make your appointment anymore, and you notify us 72 hours before your reserved time of the appointment, we can reschedule your appointment at no extra cost, or -if you don’t know a new date yet- we can give you a booking voucher for you to use later (this voucher will be valid for 5 years).

  • Are the rooms scary?

    No. The experiences are mysterious, challenging and exciting, but not scary in any way.

    It’s also fine if you’re claustrophobic. The rooms are quite spacious, nobody is forced to do anything they don’t want to, and you can always ask to leave the room if you feel uncomfortable. This has never happened with us, but we’re always ready for it.

  • Can my 12 year old son/daughter join my team?

    Absolutely. Perhaps (s)he’ll be the smartest player on your team..

  • Can our 12 year old triplets play without adult supervision?

    Probably not. Most puzzles are age-independent, but some would be tricky without some adult insight. We’ve had groups of 14 year olds and they managed well, so we set the minimum age requirement at 14+ for groups without adults. A chaperone of 16 years or older is required for younger participants.

  • Can we be a little tipsy?

    Not even a little. We need you at your sharpest, and also, the rooms are over 100 years old and not tipsy-proof. We’re pretty stern about this actually and our hosts will remove a player from the game if they feel they’re intoxicated or disrupting the game flow.

  • Do you have official terms and conditions? What about a privacy policy?



Beurs van Berlage
Damrak 247,
1012ZJ Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Kvk nr: 68179545
BTW nr: NL857334414B01

Tel: +31 (0)20 261 6433

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Together with Uncover Lab, we designed
a beautiful, personalized wooden giftcard.

Every card gets made to order in Amsterdam,
laser-engraved with a personal and unique booking code,
which you can choose yourself.

The makers at Uncover can send it gift wrapped
to you or directly to the recipient, who can then pick the date
for their game themselves on our site, using your code.

If you are in a hurry we may even be able to arrange
for it to be made today, so you can still pick it up at Uncover Lab
(De Hallen, Amsterdam) in time for that birthday party tonight.
Please give us a call if the order is urgent.

Buy a giftcard for one of our experiences:
The Architect game €129
The Vault game €149


We are building a worldwide top quality mystery experience brand. This means we treat requests to collaborate somewhat differently from most other escape game brands. We believe in extreme levels of detail and creativity and we spend a lot of time finding the perfect location. We believe that if you create an extraordinary, pinnacle experience, not only will your business flourish, but also, the opportunities that come your way will be the most worthwhile. On the other hand, if you’re looking for a quickly deployable, less demanding experience, we advise you to look further.

If you’re interested in joining forces with our particular brand of mystery makers, and our team of behavioral designers, architects, writers and visual artists, we’d be delighted to hear from you. Please email our core team at

For Companies

Escape games are exceptional in putting teams to the test. Collaboration, communication and creativity are crucial in finding your way and the time element adds both pressure and joy to the experience. Just a fragment of the companies whose teams we’ve hosted:

We’ve also used the game as a recruitment tool; allowing company recruiters to evaluate candidates’ performance within a team and under pressure.

To learn more about these options, mail us at


We’re not currently searching, but we’re always on the lookout for talented creatives in:

Graphic design
Community & communication
Concept development
Game design

If you’re interested, please send your best work to

No need to write a long message; if we love your work and know a project that could fit, we’ll get back to you asap. And if not, maybe next time.

Algemene Voorwaarden




Reserveren kan alleen online via Book now op

Na het maken van een reservering wordt een bevestiging per e-mail verstuurd. Wanneer deze bevestigingsmail niet is ontvangen, is de reservering niet vastgelegd. Let op, de bevestigingsmail komt af en toe in de spam folder terecht. U kunt de boeking opnieuw maken of contact opnemen met



Alle aankopen zijn definitief. In het geval dat u moet afzeggen, kunt u de afspraak tot 72 uur voor aanvang van de gereserveerde tijd direct verzetten of een voucher code ontvangen waarmee u later naar wens kunt boeken zonder extra kosten. Deze code is 5 jaar geldig. Sherlocked keert in geen geval van afzegging restituties uit.

Afzeggen is mogelijk via het e-mailadres:

Sherlocked heeft de mogelijkheid om tot 24 uur voor aanvang de reservering te annuleren of te wijzigen. In geval van een annulering van onze kant die niet onderhevig is aan overmacht (zie COVID-19) wordt het gehele bedrag binnen 30 dagen teruggeboekt.


Het Sherlocked team doet alles dat ze kan om te voorkomen dat het Corona-virus zich verspreid.

  • We desinfecteren onze kamers regelmatig gedurende de dag.
  • We vragen teams om hun handen grondig te wassen volgens RIVM-richtlijnen voor en na het spelen van de game.
  • Ons team neemt de maatregelen die het RIVM heeft bepaald serieus. Dit betekent dat ze u en uw team mogelijk geen hand meer geven om u te begroeten.

Sherlocked volgt voortdurend het advies van het RIVM. Als we onze kamers in de Beurs van Berlage moeten sluiten wegens COVID-19 op advies van de Nederlandse Staat, het RIVM of de Beurs van Berlage zullen we proberen een nieuwe speeldatum voor u te vinden. In dit geval is overmacht van toepassing: een refund is dan niet mogelijk, en we behouden het recht een reserveren te cancellen tot 1 uur voor aanvang van de geboekte tijd.


Wanneer je meedoet aan Sherlocked moet je begrijpen dat je niet een alledaagse bezigheid doet. Het is een spannend spel, maar ook geschikt voor zwangere vrouwen en mensen van 65+. Toch blijft deelname te allen tijde op eigen risico.



Het plezier van escape games is het oplossen van de puzzels. Gun je vrienden ook dit plezier en vertel ze over je ervaring, maar verklap niet de geheimen. Beschouw jezelf tot geheimhouding verplicht.



Kinderen van 13 jaar en jonger worden enkel toegelaten onder begeleiding van een persoon van 16 jaar of ouder.


Tijdens het spel is drugs- en/of alcoholgebruik verboden.

Wanneer bij aanvang van het spel een medewerker van Sherlocked twijfelt aan de gesteldheid van een deelnemer, heeft de medewerker het recht deze deelnemer te weigeren zonder restitutie.


Juli 2015. Deze algemene voorwaarden zijn onderhevig aan verandering.

Due to current lockdown measures, our live rooms are closed until Feb 9th.

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